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TK, – Had my big meeting with the doctor’s yesterday evening and it is not good at all. Seems my diabetes has weakened my heart substantially as well as kidney damage. So, we are now on a strict regimen for controlling that. heart is so bad, candidate for a heart transplant. NOT going to happen. the good news is, cholesterol is good as blood pressure. Also, losing weight as directed. Down to 221! So, going to do whatever I have to do to stop the “bleeding” as it were. just to keep you informed. – – Dutch
And, six years later, I got this on the 4th of April 2020, only a few weeks ago:
I think the case is closed, or it should be closed. But with firmly ingrained perceptions passed down from one generation of inflationist gold bugs to the next, you never know. Remember the old dismissive “gold is silver is copper is tin is oil is hogs” line from the 2003-2008 time frame? Probably not, but I remember it because it was me saying it against an army of inflationist commodity and resources bulls advising to buy gold, buy silver, buy oil… buy resources of all kinds to protect yourself from the evils of inflation!
As an interlude, here is a pleasant interaction I had with a reader (actually, the interaction was his in a comment to an article of mine, but you get the drift) during the 2016 gold sector launch that ultimately proved to be ill-fated by mid-year because… inflation.
When Andrew Yang was running for President just a few months ago, people would howl with laughter at his proposal for free money (he called it the Freedom Dividend). How swiftly things change. What was now the source of risible derision is now blasting its way through the hallowed halls of Congress (hat tip to doublenaughtspy for this video):
Preface to all four parts: Given the persistence of the recent bounce, I remain relatively “light” with a commitment of just over 100%. I have 48 roughly equally-sized equity shorts with no large ETF positions at all. As always, click on any chart for a larger version, and use the right/left arrows on the image to navigate.